Pirkus: Mobile-phone Controlled Robot

Posted 7 Jan 2005 at 17:57 UTC by steve Share This

According to an Ananova story, Japanese companies KDDI and I Bee KK Robot Labs have designed a remote controlled toy humanoid robot, called Pirkus, that is operated from a Toshiba mobile phone using Bluetooth. The system has a range of about 10 meters. The robot can "walk, jump, and wave its hands" and will be available assembled or as a kit. More photos of the robot and mobile phone interface can be found in the product brochure (PDF format) and on the Robot Labs website

develop by .., posted 8 Jan 2005 at 06:52 UTC by JinSato » (Master)

Nice looking hardware, posted 11 Jan 2005 at 16:43 UTC by steve » (Master)

I wonder if this robot will be available without the mobile phone setup? If you could get just the chassis and servos, it would make a nice platform to experiment with.

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